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INSTALLING THE POWER INTO LONG-DISTANCE TRUCKS.

 

The batteries employed for the electrical systems in commercial vehicles have to provide top performance on a daily basis and in addition, the steady increase in the number of comfort functions demands large quantities of energy. In

particular, this applies when long-distance truck drivers remain in their vehicles overnight and use a very large number of power consumers. Moreover, if the battery is to be integrated into the rear section of the truck frame, it must be extremely robust and vibration-resistant.

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7 tips for extended battery life!
Full power for longer and no starting problems in winter!
How to get even better performance from your Duracell car battery.

1. Keep it active and on the move.
Inactive batteries start to discharge in a process during which lead sulphate forms of the battery plates and obstructs the current flow. A charger keeps the battery in shape and prevents sulphation.

 

2. Keep it clean.
Ensure that the surface of the battery is clean and dry using an antistatic cloth. Moisture in the engine compartment causes current creepage, which consumes energy. In addition, do not use any so-called improvement agents.

 

3. Keep it safe in winter.
Battery starting performance declines in cold weather. Therefore, in order to have sufficient power, switch off additional consumers such as blowers and the heating until the engine is running. Moreover, turn them off before shutting down the engine.

 

4. Keep it running marathons.

During short trips cars often require more energy than the dynamo can generate and recharge, which means that the battery is subject to constant discharging. Therefore, if possible take the car out for longer runs in order to charge up the battery, or even better treat your battery to an external compensatory charge. The environment will be most grateful.

 

5. Keep it fit for winter with an extra charge.
Frequent short trips in combination with stop and start traffic reduce the energy level of the battery during every start and drive. Give your battery an extra portion of power with external charging, especially before the first cold winter weather arrives.

 

6. Keep your convertible in trim during hibernation.
Are you mothballing your car for the winter? If so and the battery is to stay in the vehicle, then remove the negative terminal. The battery must remain dry and cool (but frost-free). Recharge at the latest when an open-circuit voltage of 12.5V is reached. The solution for these requirements of seasonally driven cars is provided by regular compensatory charges and charge retention.

 

7. Keep a booster close at hand.
Due to the sensitive electronics in the vehicle, jump-starting should generally only be carried out with a jump-start device. Car-to-car jump leads can cause voltage spikes when disconnected, damaging or even destroying the vehicle's electronics.

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8 facts about batteries
that you probably did not know yet
Various factors, such as driving behaviour or ambient temperature, influence the service life of a battery. We have noted 8 interesting facts about starter batteries here.

1. Breakdown number ONE

According to the breakdown statistics of the automobile clubs, faults in the vehicle's electrics/electronics due to weakening batteries are the most frequent cause of breakdowns - at approx. 42%. The reasons for this are often a high load from many electrical consumers and inadequate battery management.

2. the heart of the vehicle's electrical system

Parking heaters, start-stop systems, recuperation: the electrics of modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex and require more cycle-resistant starter or on-board batteries.

3 Short distances, more power

Due to stop-and-go traffic and frequent short trips, the vehicle often needs more energy than the alternator can produce and recharge during the journey.

4 Always on - digital networking in the car

Safety and comfort functions, the anti-theft alarm system, coming- and leaving-home functions always need power, even when the car is parked.

5. shorter service life

In extreme heat or long periods of standing, the battery suffers from self-discharge. Its lifespan is shortened due to higher water consumption and corrosion.

6. sub-zero temperatures cost energy

As temperatures drop, the battery's performance also decreases simply because of poorer charge absorption. In addition, additional electrical consumers such as seat, parking or rear window heaters, etc. require a lot of energy in the cold season. need a lot of energy during the cold season.

7. hard workers for your comfort

Ventilation, seat or auxiliary heating, infotainment, ... Modern cars use the battery not only for starting, but also more and more as an on-board battery.

8. energy for the environment

Recuperation and start-stop systems make modern cars much more environmentally friendly by reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

emissions. The basic prerequisite: an extremely cycle-resistant start-stop battery that reliably delivers top performance start after start and drive after drive.

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Fahrmodus und Ladespannung
Topaktuelle Start-Stopp-News!
Der ausgewählte Fahrmodus passt das Fahrverhalten des Fahrzeugs optimal an bestimmte Bedingungen an. Was kann mit der Ladespannung passieren?

Die Spannung liegt oft zwischen 12,3V (im Economy Modus) und AUFGEPASST kurzzeitig 15,3V (im normalen Fahr- bzw. Sportmodus)!

Der Economy Modus kann in vielen Autos per Knopfdruck ausgewählt werden. Damit wird nicht nur die Start-Stopp-Funktion aktiviert, sondern auch die Leistungsspitze des Motors elektronisch gekappt, weiters die Leistung von Stromverbrauchern wie etwa der Klimaanlage reduziert und auch die Ladespannung in Richtung Batterie teils deutlich gesenkt! Per Motormanagement verändert sich ebenfalls der Drehmomentverlauf, dies wiederum soll sich positiv auf den Spritverbrauch auswirken. Sogar übertrieben starke Gaspedalbetätigungen werden mit dem Ziel, unnötigen Kraftstoffverbrauch zu minimieren, beispielsweise leicht verzögert umgesetzt.

 

Duracell Tipp: Häufige Kurzstrecken, Stop-and-Go Verkehr, Sommerhitze oder extreme Minusgrade, elektrische Zusatzverbraucher und viele Fahrten im Economy Modus haben die Startleistung Ihrer Batterie reduziert. Damit es nicht zum Totalausfall kommt, sollte die Batterie zumindest im Frühjahr und Herbst aufgeladen werden. Am besten die externe Nachladung immer mit dem Reifenwechsel kombinieren.

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What is an AGM battery?
Extremely cycle-resistant fleece battery for automatic start-stop.
AGM technology is mainly used in start-stop systems with the highest energy demand and brake energy recovery.

In vehicles with automatic start-stop systems, two different battery technologies are basically used, depending on the energy requirement and the required vibration or cycle resistance.

- AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat)

- EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery)

 

AGM battery

 

  • AGM - Absorbent Glass Mat: the acid is absorbed into the glass fleece and thus bound.
  • = VRLA - Valve Regulated Lead Acid: a valve-regulated lead-acid battery with AGM technology
  • Starter and on-board power supply battery for start-stop vehicles with highest energy demand and brake energy regeneration
  • for medium and luxury class vehicles
  • up to 360,000 engine starts
  • Auxiliary battery (BackUp) for start-stop vehicles or electric cars with highest energy demand and brake energy regeneration

 

 

AGM technology is mainly used in start-stop systems with the highest energy demand and brake energy recovery. It is primarily used in mid-range and luxury class vehicles. AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) is a recombination battery. The AGM battery is also used in the commercial vehicle sector, especially in long-distance trucks.

A glass mat separator absorbs the acid and leaves enough pores to allow oxygen diffusion from the positive to the negative plate. At the negative plate, the oxygen combines with lead to form lead oxide. Subsequently, this lead oxide reacts with the sulphuric acid to form lead sulphate, with water as the reaction product. The charge converts the lead sulphate back into metallic lead. The result: no water loss! However, if too much gas is produced due to too high charging voltages or extremely hot temperatures, not all of the gases formed can recombine completely. The pressure in the battery rises continuously until the safety valves open.

 

Changing an AGM battery

If a motor vehicle is equipped with an AGM battery as standard, it is essential to replace it with an AGM battery. In the same housing and similar performance class.

PS: Slight deviations in capacity or cold start have no effect on safe starting and optimum on-board power supply!

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What is an EFB battery?
Cycle-resistant battery with liquid electrolyte for start-stop function.
EFB technology is mainly used in simpler start-stop systems and generally in vehicles with high energy requirements.

Two different battery technologies are used in vehicles with automatic start-stop systems, depending on the energy requirement and the required vibration or cycle stability.

- EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery)

- AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat)

 

EFB battery

 

  • EFB - Enhanced Flooded Battery, the cycle-resistant starter battery with liquid electrolyte.
  • = AFB - Advanced Flooded Battery
  • = ECM - Enhanced Cyclic Mat
  • Running Bull EFB - Starter and on-board power supply battery for vehicles with high energy requirements and simpler start-stop systems or increasingly also used as back-up battery in electric cars
  • for small cars up to upper middle class
  • up to 270,000 engine starts

 

EFB technology is used primarily in simpler start-stop systems and generally in vehicles with high energy requirements. Primarily for small cars up to the upper mid-range. The battery achieves high vibration resistance and twice the cycle life (compared to conventional starter batteries). Furthermore, the carbon additives lead to a significant reduction in charging time! The EFB battery is a further development of the conventional wet battery. Special mass additives and the use of a plate scrim (fleece layer) provide additional support for the active mass. If recuperation (recovery of braking energy) is also operated in the vehicle, the EFB battery works artificially at a lower state of charge (SOC State Of Charge at approx. 70%). Depending on the driving profile, a conventional wet battery in this application will be defective within a few months due to the extremely high cyclical load.

 

Changing an EFB battery

If a motor vehicle is equipped with an EFB battery as standard, this may be replaced with an EFB battery or, under certain circumstances, with an AGM battery. In the same housing and similar performance class.

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Difference between AGM and EFB batteries
Battery technologies for start-stop systems
Both AGM and EFB batteries are suitable for use in start-stop vehicles.

The start-stop system was developed to reduce CO2 and fuel consumption. In addition to an energy management system and a battery sensor, special start-stop batteries are absolutely necessary to implement this system.

 

 

 

AGM battery

 

  • AGM = Absorbent Glass Mat: the acid is absorbed into the glass fleece and thus bound.
  • Starter and on-board power supply battery for start-stop vehicles with highest energy demand and brake energy regeneration
  • for medium- and luxury-class vehicles
  • up to 360,000 engine starts
  • Back-up battery for start-stop vehicles or electric cars with highest energy demand and brake energy regeneration

 

 

AGM technology is mainly used for start-stop systems with the highest energy demand and brake energy recovery. It is primarily used in mid-range and luxury class vehicles. AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) is a recombination battery.

 

 

 

EFB battery

 

  • EFB = Enhanced Flooded Battery: the cycle-resistant starter battery with liquid electrolyte.
  • Starter and on-board power supply batteries for vehicles with high energy requirements and simpler start-stop systems or increasingly also used as back-up batteries in electric cars
  • for small cars up to upper middle class
  • up to 270,000 engine starts

 

 

EFB technology is used primarily in simpler start-stop systems and generally in vehicles with high energy requirements. Primarily for small cars up to the upper mid-range.

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Battery tip: charge car battery correctly!
So geht's richtig!
Now is the perfect time to recharge the battery. That's how it works!

Charging of conventional wet batteries and EFB batteries:

 

- Before charging, check electrolyte level and, if necessary, fill up desalinated or distilled water to the max. acid residue mark or 15 mm above the upper edge of the plate. The screw connections of the battery must not remain open during charging, it is best to close them again.

AGM batteries must not be opened, refilling with water is not possible or necessary.

 

- Connect the positive terminal (+) of the battery to the charging clamp (+) of the charger and the negative terminal (-) to the negative clamp (-) of the charger. Only switch on the charger after connecting the battery. Switch off the charger when charging is complete.


- A tenth of the capacity is recommended as charging current. (e.g. 44 Ah: 10 = 4.4 A charging current). With an automatic charger (e.g. Banner Accucharger) this setting happens, as the name suggests, automatically.


- Charging is complete when the current drops to 0 or no longer decreases or the automatic charger switches off. Provide good ventilation during charging. Attention: Highly explosive oxyhydrogen gas forms during charging! Fire, sparks, open light and smoking prohibited!

 

- AGM batteries must be charged with a voltage regulated charger, e.g. Banner Accucharger (max. 14.8V)!


As a general rule, fully automatic chargers (charging voltage limitation with 14.8V) are well suited for charging the battery installed in the vehicle. If your charger has an automatic mode with voltages >15.9V, the battery must be disconnected from the on-board electronics or removed from the vehicle. In the worst case the installed control units could be destroyed by overvoltages, the resulting damage would be enormous!

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Battery tip: Cheap can be expensive!
When it comes to choosing a car battery, you should focus on quality.
Nowadays, starter batteries are particularly challenged by the use of start-stop systems, additional equipment and climatic conditions. Cheap batteries are often the more expensive solution!

The requirements for starter batteries are strongly dependent on the climatic conditions and the additional electrical/electronic equipment. Today, most new vehicles are also equipped with a start-stop system that switches off the engine when the vehicle is stopped in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Conventional starter batteries can no longer fulfil this challenging task, which is why the use of special start-stop batteries with AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) or EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) technology is required.

Cheap batteries are therefore often the more expensive solution, as they can lead to starting problems in summer and winter.

 

There is a good reason why Duracell quality batteries have established themselves worldwide!

They combine the highest starting power, further increased cold start characteristics, optimised current consumption capacity and thus improved chargeability as well as a long service life.

 

Duracell Tip: Use the next largest battery for your car, for which there is usually enough space. Because these are additional power reserves for your vehicle! The price difference is usually extremely small and the alternator of your vehicle is designed for it!

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Battery tip: Giving a jump start.
It's that simple!
You can always rely on a well-maintained Duracell battery, but what happens when a neighbour has starting problems? You naturally want to help and provide quick and simple assistance. That´s how you do it right!

However, one thing should be noted from the outset. Namely, that in view of the sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, as a rule starting assistance should only be given by means of a Booster. This is because Car-to-car jumper cables can cause voltage spikes when disconnected, damaging or even destroying the vehicle's electronics.

 

Therefore, it is essential that the following procedure be strictly observed when using starter cables!
– Standardised starter cables (e.g. in accordance with DIN 72 553) should always be used when giving starting assistance.
– Observe the instructions for the use of the starter cables.
– Only connect batteries with the same nominal voltage.
– When connecting the terminals, switch off both vehicle engines!
– First connect the two positive terminals (1) with (2). Then connect the negative terminal of the assisting vehicle (3) with (4), the blank metallic point on the vehicle requiring assistance, away from the battery. (Observe the instructions of the vehicle manufacturer.)
– Now start the vehicle needing assistance for a maximum of 15 seconds. Do not start the assisting vehicle.
– When disconnecting the terminals, remove the cables in the reverse sequence to the above.

 

Attention: The car battery is not always installed in the engine compartment, but can also be located in the interior/passenger compartment or luggage compartment. The procedure of the jump start remains unchanged!

 

Get through the winter safely and well!

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